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I don't see why not!! Just consider where the dash shell will attach to the car- i added a flange to mine for this.

You will no doubt churn out something amazing! 

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On 25/08/2019 at 09:39, mjrstar said:

Some progress on the dash, it's not going to be an amazing show finish but damn it's light. 

I have stiffened up the under side with some bits of chopped strand. Once that's cured I'll continue on with mounting points (hopefully). 

At this stage I'll probably cover some of the top with black microsuede or something and satin clear the exposed carbon in an attempt to reduce glare. 

Open to suggestions for cutout for the demister. Plan is a 12v hairdryer plumbed to some sort of DIY ducting. 

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This is awesome, do you have any more photos of the process?

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Not really any photos of the step by step, I took all the stuff out I didn't want, then filled the holes with cardboard and tape, then a bit of jib stopping compound (because easy to apply and sand) then some old spray paint because cardboard and jib stopping compound is pretty porous. 

Then usual wax pva etc before banging down a couple of layers of carbon, all I had was 300mm wide cloth so joins /overlaps are a bit shit. The underside is reinforced with some ~50mm wide strips of heavy weight chopped strand glass to stiffen it up. Then cut the edges to size. 

 

Basically because I cbf doing it properly with a mould first the finish is nowhere as good as it could have been but I was concerned with lift away at the edges with no vacuum equipment. Hey whatever it should do the trick. 

Photos of the prepped dash with some paint, wax and pva to assist with release. 

 

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On 19/08/2019 at 20:54, NickJ said:

Asked a mate to carve out some foam core for a project, he declined as he didn't want the dust through his shed.

He did however have a spare machine knocking about that I was welcome to make a mess in my own shed with!

Gotta get me one of these toys, so simple and easy!

Cores will be used for a carbon fibre rifle stock, hopefully pics to come.....

 

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Hi mate.

What is the cut area size? I have a project im happy to pay you (both of you) to complete for me.  All the drawings and modelling are done, just need someone with a cnc router 

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1 hour ago, mjrstar said:

Not really any photos of the step by step, I took all the stuff out I didn't want, then filled the holes with cardboard and tape, then a bit of jib stopping compound (because easy to apply and sand) then some old spray paint because cardboard and jib stopping compound is pretty porous. 

Then usual wax pva etc before banging down a couple of layers of carbon, all I had was 300mm wide cloth so joins /overlaps are a bit shit. The underside is reinforced with some ~50mm wide strips of heavy weight chopped strand glass to stiffen it up. Then cut the edges to size. 

 

Basically because I cbf doing it properly with a mould first the finish is nowhere as good as it could have been but I was concerned with lift away at the edges with no vacuum equipment. Hey whatever it should do the trick. 

Photos of the prepped dash. 

 

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Is that the plug?

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Yeah that's just the spare dash blanked off ready for overlaying the carbon. Red paint was what I had lying to cover the jib stopping compound. 

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7 hours ago, flyingbrick said:

Hi mate.

What is the cut area size? I have a project im happy to pay you (both of you) to complete for me.  All the drawings and modelling are done, just need someone with a cnc router 

That machine is 600x600, depending on the requirements I often index longer parts and run them in sections.

Mate's main machine is 1300x2500

What are you trying to make?

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Gave it a very quick sand and applied some old  clear coat I had lying around. 

Looks like it might work. 

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